Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
There will come a point in this recipe where you think you can't possibly add any more flour. Your mixer, if it's a small one, may even become alarmingly warm. But push on and all your hard work will be rewarded with some of the tastiest and most comforting cookies I have come across. They're great for dipping in a cup of tea or just for snacking on. I particularly like to make them to give away at the holidays.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- additional sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
- Beat in the molasses and eggs.
- Separately, combine the dry ingredients, then slowly mix into the wet ingredients.
- When blended and smooth, roll the dough into small balls, about 1 inch around.
- Dip the tops in sugar and place on greased or non-stick baking sheets.
- Bake at 350°F or 180°C for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack, then store in a tightly covered container to keep the cookies soft.
What more could anyone ask for but an old fashioned soft, chewy, flavorful molasses cookie; this recipe truly fits that description! They look wonderful on a Christmas cookie tray, and bring back old memories (as per the 7th grade secretary at my daughter's school). I used a Kitchen Aide mixer and had no diffuclty mixing in the flour. I rolled each cookie in the granulated sugar rather than on just the tops of each cookie. Baked them for 10 minutes and had 70 one-inch round cookies. These were a huge hit at my daughter's school and husband's work.
My husband made these one night with my kids and they were delicious!!! He said they were so easy to make he couldn't believe it.
These are awesome cookies! I used White Sparkling Sugar by Wilton and they look so pretty!